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The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klaven; a review

This candid view inside the life of a Long Island Jew born about the same time as me broadened my presuppositions and brought me to tears.

In his memoir, Andrew Klaven, writer, and political activist traces the hand of God throughout his life from the time he was a child, seeing a painting of Christ that haunted him to adulthood, and through adolescence when his orthodox Jewish father came across him curiously reading the forbidden New Testament in his room. As an adult at the top of public fame, but at the bottom in his personal life, consumed by alcohol addiction and depression, the book recounts a miraculous, if not immediate, turn-around through psychotherapy and personal prayer, culminating in his eventually being baptised into the traditional Christian Church, and experiencing a renewed sense of self and well-being.

I read this through the scrbd app on audio. It is read by Klaven himself, and I highly recommend it.


Artistic specialist, wonderer, idea maven, mom of four, and two more. Words and notes are my media of choice.

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